The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Inside the Thunderhead & Isle of Songs

By
Vincent Lau

Overworld

(1 of 2) Go straight to where the beam of light is pointing.

Go straight to where the beam of light is pointing. (left), It’s slightly more dangerous inside the Thunderhead. (right)

Head to the far northwest. As you do so, be sure to try avoiding the tornadoes that appear. They are more of a nuisance than anything here (compared to Wind Waker, at least), as they merely launch you off of your Loftwing, but still.

Anyhow, once you reach the hole in the Thunderhead, fly on through.

Inside the Thunderhead

(1 of 2) Check out the left side of the tower to find this chest.

Check out the left side of the tower to find this chest. (left), Inside is a small fortune: 300 Rupees! (right)

Here, continue heading northwest and dodging some rather annoying birds.

Eventually, you’ll find a large tower. Go around to the left side of it and you should find an active Goddess Cube chest here if you activated Goddess Cube 12 from the mini-dungeon at Eldin Volcano - open it if this applies to you to find a Gold Rupee (300 Rupees)!

Then go back southeast and onto the small island near the large tower.

Isle of Songs

(1 of 2) Start by lining up two of the platforms.

Start by lining up two of the platforms. (left), Then try to line up all three platforms, before moving them all to the center. (right)

On the circular platform, you’ll have a puzzle to solve. You see those circular tracks on which you’ll find certain squarish platforms? The platforms represent bridge sections. That center pedestal move them all around one unit when you push it. However, if a wall blocks the way, the platform won’t move.

That is how you line them up for a viable method across. To raise different walls, use the three-crystal switch nearby.

Here is the easy solution.

  • Hit the right crystal switch.
  • Push the central pedestal until the nearest and middle platforms are aligned.
  • Hit the top crystal switch.
  • Push the central pedestal until the three platforms are aligned.
  • Hit the right crystal switch.
  • Continue pushing the central pedestal until a viable bridge is formed.

After the bridge is formed, go across it and crawl through the tower.

(1 of 2) Time for another Skyward Strike!

Time for another Skyward Strike! (left), Neat, that’s another piece of music you can play to impress crowds. (right)

Inside, you’ll find a Bird Statue nearby. Use it and go further into the tower. You’ll find a circular design on the floor. Stand on it and use a Skyward Strike to hit the crest across the gap. Afterwards, a scene ensues and you’ll learn the second of the harp songs, Farore’s Courage. If you know anything about Zelda (or can read), you’ll know that Farore is the goddess of the forest.

Therefore, our next destination is the Faron Woods. Exit the tower and dive off of the island. Fly southeast, out of the Thunderhead, and descend into the green beam of light, where the Faron Woods is.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Wii
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    25 February 2013
  • Last Updated
    23 March 2021
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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Long ago, on a dark day, the earth cracked and evil forces rushed out of the fissure. These forces mercilessly attacked the people of the earth, slaughtering them and destroying their land. They did this in search of the ultimate power, a power capable of granting any wishes of its holder. This power, passed down from the gods of old, was guarded by Her Grace, the goddess of the land. The goddess gathered the surviving humans on a piece of earth and sent it skyward, beyond the clouds. With the humans safe, the goddess joined the land dwellers and fought the evil forces in a war of unmatched scale and ferocity. They eventually sealed the evil forces away, restoring peace to the surface. However, the humans remained in Skyloft, as Hylia knew that the seal on the evil would not hold forever.

You are Link, a resident of Skyloft, who, after a strange dream, sets out on a journey to save his beloved home.

Find everything in our 100% Walkthrough from start to finish:

  • Boss Guide;
  • Potion Infusion / Item Upgrading information;
  • Enemy Data;
  • Heart Piece Locations;
  • Goddess Cubes Locations;
  • Gratitude Crystal Locations.

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